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new borders new territory

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Pinhole image from my current exhibition ‘Lucas Kastelijn | Jacques Sonck‘ at WillemTweeFabriek. For this project I roamed the streets of Brussels with local residents and an array of ‘Totem camera’s’. These large pinhole camera’s acted as strange landmarks during the exposure time. We took long journeys trough this fascinating city, walking and by public transport, carrying the camera’s on our backs. This image is 90cm wide. The original paper negative was chemically ‘reversed’ to make a positive image.

der Hase ist ein kühnes Tier

 

Pinhole image from the performance ‘Der Hase its in kuhnes Tier’.  As true hermits, we locked ourselves up for one week in a large vault under the theater.

The ‘Bananacam’ (pinhole camera made from a bananabox) was a crucial element of this performance that combined sound-art, dance and slow photography. The 20 minute performance was captured in one image (40×50 cm barytapaper) en was processed live with the audience at Theater de Nwe Vorst

 

 

ditch, reversed

Another experiment from the Obscuravan/MPL. 130×130 cm on Ilford matte baryta paper.

I used multiple pinholes on this one. One of the first experiments with the ‘reversed process’, where I tried to transform the negative to a positive image. After developing, I bleached the negative with potassium dichromate and sulfuric acid before redeveloping it in normal light.

epiphany

This photo was shot on epiphany (6th of january)

It was only after the development that I realized is has indeed a resemblance of the three kings.

A kind of magic.

weeping woods

 

(direct-positive baryta paper, 115x155cm)

interior of the MPL

I I want  explore photography as an act of catching time.

 The pinhole camera is humble, pure & simple and the best instrument to deal with time & the passing of it.

The Mobile Pinhole Laboratory is a kingsize pinhole camera. It is developed for experiments on very large format paper negatives. I use PE & baryta paper, negative  & direct positive. Roll paper & paper sheets. Really anything I can get my hand on. I try to work as simple & basic as possible.  The camera also functions as  darkroom , laboratory  & shelter.

InteriorvdMPL

OBSCURAVANcam

grill pit

Shot the pit with the MPL . I used expired  Ilford paper as negative (30x40cm). Instead of a single pinhole, I used a    pinhole sieve. The negative was developed in caffenol, the positive  print  in regular developer.
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